The NACUE Varsity Pitch Competition is about more than just the £10,000 prize from Tata (although that is pretty important). It's about the opportunity to practice your pitching, to expose your business to new audiences and to receive valuable feedback from an expert panel of judges.
We have an awesome line up of judges this year and we can't wait to reveal them all to you. Our first judge has a real grasp on the small business and entrepreneurship scene, discovering startups, sharing their stories and highlighting their challenges.
Claire Burke is acting editor of the Guardian Small Business Network - a site with news, advice and resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Members of the network are given the chance to attend Guardian events, access best practice resources and are offered discounts on Guardian Masterclasses. Claire has worked at the Guardian for three years and joined the Small Business Network in 2014. She has previously worked for the Sunday Times, as well as several regional newspapers. She has also written for the BBC and trade magazine Retail Week. Want to pitch your business to Claire? Apply today at varsitypitchcompetition.com